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Iraq falls to New Low in Democracy Index

By John Lee. Iraq has fallen to a new low in the Economist Intelligence Unit's annual Democracy Index. Ranking joint 116th out of 167 countries, along with Mozambique, Iraq is classified as "authoritarian". The score is Iraq's lowest since the Index was created in 2006. Within the Middle East region, Iraq ranks 9th out of […]

Elections Without Democracy in Iraq?

By Bilal Wahab and Calvin Wilder, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Elections Without Democracy in Iraq? When Iraqis head to the polls for an early election on October 10, they will have the […]

Digital Democracy Challenge

The Digital Democracy Challenge is a global hackathon led by Seedstars that aims to develop innovative solutions that strengthen and enhance digital democracy for citizens living under strict cyber restrictions and control. Interested applicants can sign up here before 13th September 2021: https://seedsta.rs/3jDq82s. The Digital Democracy Challenge seeks innovative, low-cost, and viable digital solutions to […]

The Hijacking of Democracy: The Role of Political Parties in Iraq

By Samir Sumaida'ie, former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations and the United States, for The Wilson Center. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Hijacking of Democracy: The Role of Political Parties in Iraq In the eighteen years since the fall […]

Democracy in Iraq Depends on Press Freedom

By Ignacio Miguel Delgado Culebras, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A group of armed men wearing black uniforms stormed into my house in Baghdad and abducted me,” Iraqi blogger Shojaa Fares al-Khafaji told me a few days […]

Democratic Process More Secure Than Ever?

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After The Protests: Iraq's Democratic Process is More Secure Than Ever? As flawed as it is, as damaged by corruption, cronyism and security problems as it is, some locals believe […]